Please note: The time and date of this event have changed from those originally advertised. Mark has been called away earlier than he anticipated to cover the US mid-term elections but is still fortunately able to join us.
For over 30 years, Mark Austin has covered the biggest news stories in the world for ITN and Sky News. As a foreign correspondent and anchorman he has witnessed first-hand some of the most significant events of our times including the Iraq war, during which his friend and colleague Terry Lloyd was killed by American ‘friendly fire’; the historic transition in South Africa from apartheid; the horrors of the Rwandan genocide; and many natural disasters around the world. The stories are familiar, but less so will be the background scenes in the lives of the journalists who bring the stories into our homes. For his Petworth visit, Mark talks about his new, candid memoir and offers insights into a career at the heart of national television – and world news.
Mark Austin worked at ITN for 30 years where he presented News at Ten and the Evening News. He has twice been named the RTS Presenter of the Year, won five BAFTA awards and an international Emmy for reporting on the devastating floods in Mozambique. He is now a presenter for Sky News.
Mark Austin (photo: ITV News)